daffodil [-s] n

med. L. affodillus; the initial /d/ may be the result of regressive assimilation; see asphodel.

  1. Bulbous blooming plant; bulb of the genus Narcissus whose blossoms are yellow, white, or purple.
  2. Golden cup-shaped bloom; trumpet-like blossom of early spring; [fig.] rejuvenation; symbol of death, burial, life, and resurrection.
  3. Yellow color; golden light of sunset.